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Premier League: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero hailed by teammates for his prolific goal-scoring record

London: Sergio Aguero's sixth Premier League hat-trick in the 6-0 demolition of Watford drew unstinting praise from his Manchester City team-mates on Sunday.

 Premier League: Manchester Citys Sergio Aguero hailed by teammates for his prolific goal-scoring record

File image of Sergio Aguero. AFP

The 29-year-old Argentinian – who needs just three goals to become Manchester City's all-time leading scorer and replace Eric Brook who has held the record of 177 since 1939 – is a 'goal machine' according to Ilkay Gundogan.

Now only Alan Shearer with 11, Robbie Fowler with nine and Michael Owen and Thierry Henry with eight, have more Premier League hat-tricks.

"He's very special, just a goal machine," Gundogan told City's official website.

"His last goal was incredible, it showed all his talent and how powerful he is.

"We need him and hopefully he'll score a lot more goals," he added.

Aguero could have had four goals but he stepped aside to allow Raheem Sterling to take a penalty against Watford – the England international converted it but was left purring about his team-mate's clinical finishing.

"You can see every game that if you give Sergio a chance, nine times out of 10 it's a goal," said Sterling.

City's thrashing of an in-form Watford side sent them top of the table and they have now scored 15 goals and conceded none in three matches in eight days.

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Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017 20:16:36 IST

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